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Teacher Education Preparation
K–12 Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure Concentration

(127 semester hours)

Student Learning Goals

Students completing the K–12 Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure program are able to

  • Explain basic knowledge of typical speech, language, and auditory development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the specific structure of the English language.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the content and curriculum sequence of the language arts and mathematics curricula in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study, Kindergarten through eighth grade and extensions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of research-based learning strategies and their relationship to the learning of individual students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of speech and hearing science, audiology, and communication modalities/options related to teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Use specific strategies to assess the receptive and expressive communicative functioning of students who have hearing losses.
  • Use specific strategies to assess and diagnose specific learning patterns of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Instruct students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the use of strategies to facilitate learning across the curriculum.
  • Assess, plan, implement, and monitor literacy progress of students who are deaf or hard of hearing in conjunction with the N.C. Standard Course of Study.
  • Facilitate student participation in the N.C. state assessment program.
  • Design and implement individualized service delivery and transition plans.
  • Collaborate with other professionals and families in a variety of service delivery options for deaf or hard of hearing students.
  • Communicate fluently with children or adults who are deaf or hard of hearing who may use a variety of communication options/modalities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impact of hearing loss from intercultural and cross-cultural perspectives.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of the family in serving children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Apply appropriate technology in serving deaf or hard of hearing children and their families in a variety of educational contexts.
  • Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior and dispositions in interactions with deaf or hard of hearing students, their families, and other professionals.

The K–12 Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure concentration provides training at the undergraduate level for teachers of deaf or hard of hearing children. Students must be admitted to Teacher Education/Teachers Academy before enrolling in the following courses: SES 350B, SES 379, SES 451, SES 461, SES 483, SES 578. Students must have an overall GPA of 2.75 in order to enroll in these courses.

If a student receives a grade below C (2.0) in an SES, Related Area, or Teacher Licensure course, the student is required to retake the course.

Students must be admitted to Teacher Education/Teachers Academy at least one semester before being admitted to Student Teaching. Practicum and student-teaching internship experiences take place within the central North Carolina Piedmont area in public school programs that serve students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Thus, students must have reliable transportation to and from practicum and/or internship sites.

Upon completion of the program, and receiving a passing score on the Praxis II Specialty Area exam: Deaf or Hard of Hearing, students are eligible for licensure by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (K–12 Hearing Impaired). Transfer students may require additional semesters to complete the undergraduate degree program.

Program Requirements


Note: The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is requiring each teacher licensure program to be revised; thus, the requirements listed in this Bulletin may change.

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
one must be a laboratory course; each must have a different departmental prefix

6–7

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: SES 240 and SOC 101

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Requirements

Minimum 68 s.h.: SES 101, 102, 203, 240, 245, 250, 252, 350A, 350B, 360, 379, 444, 450, 451, 460, 461, 464, 469, 483, 578. Completion of Sign Proficiency Test I.

IV Related Area Requirements

Minimum 15 s.h.: CSD 295, 334, 557; CST 207 or 350; PSY 250 or HDF 302

V Teacher Licensure Requirements

7 s.h.: ELC 381; LIS 120 or TED 120; TED 450

Students must have a 2.75 overall grade point average (GPA) to be admitted to Teacher Education/Teachers Academy, and a 2.75 grade point average in all courses with an SES prefix in order to be admitted to Student Teaching. If a student receives a grade below C- (1.70 GPA) in an SES, Related Area, or Teacher Licensure course, the student is required to retake the course.

Students desiring to pursue a degree in K–12 Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure must:

  • Document that they have read and understood the Technical Standards for the K–12 Hearing Impaired Teacher Licensure program (available in program handbook).
  • Have reliable transportation to and from fieldwork and student teaching placement sites.

VI Electives

Electives sufficient to complete the 127 semester hours required for degree.